Hammond Thomas Cross
From Our Contribution
|Date of Birth||21 Jan 1903|
|Place of Birth||Leederville, Western Australia|
|Death||31 May 1987, aged 84|
|Place of Death||Como, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||39 years, 2 months|
5'6" (1.68m) tall ; 152lbs|
68.946 kg; fair complexion ; brown eyes ; fair hair ; scar on left hand
|Address||'Runnymede', Albany road, Bedfordale, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Wife , Mrs. Muriel McClelland Cross|
|Date of Enlistment||22 Mar 1942|
|Unit/Formation||2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
During 1930 Hammond married Muriel McClelland Roberts (1903-1952). Muriel died on 14 Feb 1952 in Bedfordale. They had six children.
Electoral Roll entries: 1925 - 1943 at 'Runnymede', Bedfordale, orchardist
On 22 Mar 1942 in Armadale, Hammond enlisted in the Volunteer Defence Corps, and was posted to the 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion. On 8 Sep 1944 he was promoted Corporal, and on 1 May 1945 transferred to the Reserve.
Electoral Roll entries: 1954 - 1958 at 'Runnymede' Bedfordale, orchardist; 1968 - 1977 at 21 Oxford street, Kensington, orchardist; 1980 at 29 Gardner street, Como, retired.
During 1962 Hammond married Margaret Amelia MacDonald (1905 - 1992). Margaret died in South Perth on 17 Aug 1992, aged 87.